In the Summer of 2017 I lived in Spain…
While living in Spain I was approached by a Roma woman that wanted to read my palm. Among other things she told me that my Spirit Animal is a “Black Bird”. She didn’t know I was a musician however the black bird symbolizes many things for example, they are appreciate for the “beauty of their melodies and songs”. Blackbirds also symbolize clairvoyance, since they are clever, mystical, intelligent and associated with the concept of ‘higher things’, Interestingly this fits perfectly with the name BODHI which means “Awakening” and “Enlightenment”
The excitement of an affair only lasts so long…
But, it is exciting nonetheless. This song was written during an affair. The secret of having another person in the shadows of the periphery of your life can take a heavy toll on ones psyche. If you pay attention to the progression of the song it begins soft and sensual and builds to become increasingly more intense much like having an affair itself.
I lost my Best Friend.
My earliest memory in life is being three years old and playing with my friend at our day care. That friend would be my best friend through my life for 24 years. We went to school together, hit on girls (not very successfully), he was my best man, and the person I went to for everything, then he was gone. My fondest memories of my childhood are thinking about the times we played together and I wrote this song as my Catharsis.
Remember to appreciate the Simple Pleasures in Life.
The title track to my last record is also the first I wrote for it. We often forget to appreciate the small things that bring us the most happiness. A smile from a friend, a fond memory, creative moments of solitude, a nice drink on a hot day etc. This song and album was written as my way of always reminding myself to have gratitude for those things and I hope that you think about the simple pleasures in your own life as a result of listening.